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Functional Performance Evaluation of NU-FlexSIV Socket

O&P News, September 2016 identifier: NCT02678247

Purpose: The overall objective of this study is to provide a more comfortable and functional prosthetic socket for people with transfemoral amputation that will ultimately improve their quality of life.

Young Innovators

Go, Baby, Go

O&P News, September 2016
Students and staff at Wichita State University have launched a program that pairs children with disabilities with toys that fit their needs. It is called…
Research Trials in O&P

Virtual Reality Prosthetic Training and Rehabilitation

O&P News, September 2016 identifier: NCT02666859 Purpose: The proposed project is to develop an effective prosthetic training and rehabilitation regimen, with the use of…
Research Trials in O&P

OHI-Randomized Control Trial to Evaluate Efficacy, Acceptability and Perception of Benefit of an Innovative Custom AFO

O&P News, September 2016 identifier: NCT02819011 Purpose: The investigators propose a randomized control trial to evaluate long-term effects and effectiveness of ankle…
Field Facts

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Receives Wellstone Center Designation for Muscular Dystrophy Research

August 30, 2010
A $7 million grant from the NIH will help researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital translate new scientific findings and technological…

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Receives $600K for Muscle Disease Gene Therapy Study

August 17, 2010
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD announced that PPMD will award a $600,000 grant to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, to…


Childhood Obesity Increases Risk of Serious Orthopedic Conditions

O&P News, August 2010
According to the CDC, childhood obesity in the United States — which is often defined as at or above the 95th percentile in body mass…

NIH Awards Grant for Study of Osteoporosis in Youth with Spina Bifida

June 18, 2010
Tishya Wren, PhD, director of research for the John C. Wilson, Jr., Motion Analysis Lab at the Saban Research Institute of Childrens Hospital Los…

Sebelius Launches ‘Let’s Move Cities and Towns’ to Combat Child Obesity

June 16, 2010
On June 11, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius launched the Let’s Move Cities and Towns component of the Let’s…

ACPOC Annual Meeting Kicks Off in Clearwater

June 4, 2010
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Robin C. Crandall, MD, president of the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC), officially opened this…

Families Play Important Role in Rehab of Children with Brachial Plexus Injury

June 4, 2010
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Family compliance is integral to the rehabilitation success for children with brachial plexus injuries, according to a…

Gait Analysis Effective in Evaluating Prosthetic Hemipelvectomy Patients

June 4, 2010
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Gait analysis can be used to effectively evaluate prosthetic intervention success after amputation, according to…


Backpack Loads Responsible for Back Pain in Children

O&P News, June 2010
According to the study, The Effect of Backpacks on the Lumbar Spine in Children, backpack loads increased lumbar disc curvature in children…

Disadvantaged Preschoolers Struggle with Basic Motor Skills

O&P News, June 2010
Disadvantaged urban preschoolers are not only at risk for failure in the classroom – they are likely to struggle on playgrounds and athletic…

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